WOR Championships Coming to Huntington Beach
18 Apr, 2014
Marina Park to be Venue for July 2014 Event
The 2014 World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Championships will be held at Marina park in beautiful Huntington Beach, California, July 10th-13th.
The WOR Championships is the biggest of all the Outdoor Racquetball events as well as having the most players, and the top pros from both the IRT and WOR.
Marina also has the biggest courts in outdoor racquetball, expected to provide an excellent challenge to athletes.
The tournament hotel is the Hotel Huntington Beach which will offer a special rate for players if $119/night.
Registration for this event can be found at this link.
WOR Mission Statement: To organize and unite all factions of Outdoor Racquetball under one association that will promote and govern the outdoor game. WOR will work to bring outdoor players throughout the world into the mainstream of racquetball through affiliation with the US Racquetball Association. WOR and the outdoor game will be an important vehicle in the promotion and overall growth of the sport of racquetball.
About WOR: World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) is the parallel universe to the traditional sport of racquetball played by millions in clubs throughout the country. The rules are the same, the racquets and ball are the same, but the attitude and action take this variation of the sport to a whole new level. Approved sunglasses replace eye guards, hats replace headbands, and shirts are optional - sunscreen is one of the most valuable commodities in your bag!
The top players in the outdoor game regularly compete with the best indoor players in the world. The skill level of the outdoor players is among the highest in the world. The added elements, that are present in the outdoor game, require the outdoor competitors to deal with the weather, crowd interaction, and various court configurations in addition to beating the competition.
Tournaments held in the fresh air and bright sunshine take on a whole new atmosphere; generally more social and party-like, often part of larger outdoor festivals or events, but always competitive on the court. The speed and the power of the game played on the hardest of walls and floors, the athleticism of the players (yes, we still dive for balls on the concrete), and the opportunity to hit a kill-shot from 50 feet away make WOR events unlike any the traditional indoor player or spectator has ever seen.